Coronavirus News: Free daycare for kids of 1st responders, healthcare workers in Westchester

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Friday, March 20, 2020
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY (WABC) -- School districts in Westchester County are opening their doors to children of healthcare workers and first responders so they can continue to do their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

All school districts in Westchester County are now providing childcare for kids ages 5-12 whose parents don't have other childcare options.

"This is an important thing we as a county can do to help support these brave men and women who are the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 outbreak," said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. " I want them to be able to focus on their work and know that their children are well taken care of. It's often said 'it takes a village' - today that village is a whole County and we are here to support and care for one another during this difficult and stressful time."

The service is available to all county residents and those healthcare and workers and first responders who live outside of Westchester but work in the county.

The hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week.

Ardsley: Concord Road Elementary School

Bedford: Mount Kisco Elementary School

Blind Brook: Bruno M Ponterio Ridge Street School

Bronxville: Bronxville Elementary School

Byram Hills: Armonk Children's Corner

Croton-Harmon: Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School

Dobbs Ferry: Coordinated with existing after-school program at Springhurst Elementary School

Edgemont: Edgemont High School

Greenburgh - North Castle: Kenneth B. Clark Academy

Harrison: Harrison Elementary School

Hastings on Hudson:

o Pre-K to 4th Grade: Hillside Elementary School;

o 5th and 6th Grade: Farragut Middle School

Hendrick Hudson: Hendrick Hudson Elementary School

Irvington: Dows Lane Elementary School

Katonah - Lewisboro: Elementary School

Mount Vernon: Holmes Elementary School

o Additional childcare resources will be provided at Macedonian Baptist Church; Mount Vernon Heights Congregational Church and Allen Memorial Church or the Church of God in Christ

New Rochelle: City School District of New Rochelle's District Offices (second floor of New Rochelle City Hall)

Ossining: Park Elementary School

Peekskill: Uriah Hill Elementary Schools

Pelham: Siwanoy and Hutchinson Elementary School(s)

Pocantico Hills:

Rye City: Rye High School or Rye Middle School

Somers: Somers Intermediate School

Tarrytown: John Paulding Elementary School

Valhalla: Easter Seals or Valhalla Middle/High School

White Plains: Post Road Elementary School between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Yonkers: Each site may accommodate 2-3 classes of 10 students aged 4-12

o Casimir Pulaski School - 150 Kings Cross, Scarsdale

o Montessori School 31 - 7 Ravenswood Rd

o School 17 - 745 Midland Ave

Yorktown: Yorktown High School between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


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